Graphic Communication= communicating visually. The more leisure time, socialising, shopping and working that we do online, the more important it is that we understand how the way information is presented (layout of text, images, colour, shape, pattern etc) can influence us.
WHY TAKE THIS COURSE?
wHAT WILL YOU EXPERIENCE?
Graphic Communication will enhance your visual communication skills and knowledge of drawing techniques and their suitability for Graphic Communication projects. You will gain confidence and dexterity in the use of software and apply specialist skills in developing printed and digital communications.
You will learn about the 3Ps of Graphic Design, Preliminary sketches, Production drawings and Promotional materials. You will learn about the elements and principles of graphic design and how to use these in desktop publishing.
You will use freehand sketching, drawing instruments and computer software drawing to show objects pictorially and orthographically. You will use Computer Aided Design (CAD) and explore its application.
Everything you need to know before selecting this course
Homework will be related to practical tasks and research and investigation.
How you will be assessed
Assessed continuously through coursework and evaluated at the end of each project.
Everything you need to know about future pathways from this course
Animator, Architect, Architectural Technologist, BIM Technician, Building Services Engineer, Building Standards Surveyor, Building Technical, Cabinet Maker, CAD Technician, Cartographer, Character Artist, Civil Engineer, Civil Engineering Technical, Clinical/Biomedical Engineer, Construction Manager, Craft Designer, Design Engineer, Digital Imaging Specialist, Ergonomist, Exhibition Designer, Film Media Technician, Film/Video Editor, Artist, Games Designer, Illustrator, Interior Designer, Landscape Architect, Mechanical Engineering Technical, Medical Physicist, Model Maker, Naval Architect, Researcher, Pre-Press Operator, Product Designer, Prop Maker, Rehabilitation Engineering Technical, Technical Illustrator, Set Designer, Sign-writer, Specialist Effects Technician, Structural Engineer, Teacher, Technical Author, Technical Surveyor, Town Planning Assistant/Technician, User Experience Designer, Web Designer, Web Developer
S4 and beyond
The potential courses you could take after this course in S4 are:
Graphic Communication in Nat 4/5 and beyond to Higher/Advanced Higher.
Information from pupils who have studied this course as to how they feel it was.